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date: 26 February 2021


The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

was a popular and ubiquitous goddess from the time of Hesiod until late antiquity. Unknown in Homer and harmless in Hesiod, she emerges by the 5th cent. as a more sinister figure associated with magic and witchcraft, lunar lore and creatures of the night, dog sacrifices and illuminated cakes, as well as doorways and crossroads. In ... ...

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